Mahesh Ramchandani, MD, FRCS, FACS

Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital System

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

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Mahesh Ramchandani, MD, FRCS, FACS

Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital System

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

About Me

I obtained my medical degree from the University of Cambridge (Downing College) in England. General surgery training was at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, based in London, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1987. Vascular and cardiothoracic surgery training followed, under Dr. Michael DeBakey in Houston. I stayed in Houston and developed a practice that focuses on minimally invasive techniques for cardiac and thoracic surgery.  My peers consider me a leader in the field. I have started cardiac surgery programs at four of the satellite hospitals in the Houston Methodist system and I continue to oversee these programs as vice chair for Cardiovascular Surgery in the Houston Methodist System. 

Each spring I host the Re-Evolution Summit. This conference focuses on advanced techniques in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) that are taught by international faculty – the best in the field. It is widely regarded as a superb conference for learning the principles of MICS, because of the extensive “hands-on” lab component. 

My research interests include various aspects of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and I am actively engaged in trials of new transcatheter devices for aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves. I have an extensive list of publications in well reputed and extensively read journals. I have been an invited speaker at many conferences in the U.S. and abroad and continue to travel and teach extensively. 

These achievements and others have been made possible by strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and always putting patients’ best interests first.

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Mitral, Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Sutureless valves
Transcatheter Valve surgery (TAVR)
Minimally invasive Coronary bypass surgery
Aortic Surgery
Arrhythmia Surgery
Minimally invasive thymectomy
Blood Conservation

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

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Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
University of Cambridge, UK | 1982
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK | 1988
Vascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1990
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1995
General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1993
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center


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Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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